Picturing Science: New Scientist

Picturing Science, a new exhibition at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond, London, explores the colliding representations of art and science. "Although science is seemingly the logical, rational, ordered antithesis of artistic creativity, artists and scientists still share a common drive to innovate, explore, dissect and reveal," says curator Mark De Novellis. The exhibition draws on the sciences from biology to astrophysics to explore these common themes. New Scientist takes a look at some highlights.

The chemical formula of this work's title is acrylic acid (prop-2-enoic acid), a component of the paint used to make it.

Sally Hewett applied acrylic paint and varnish to MDF and allowed them to form their own image by splitting, attracting and solidifying as they reacted to the wet surface.

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